comments 08.07.2009 Paul Shuteyev @ General, Internet Marketing Strategies, Marketing

Blog Marketing Tips 2009: Blog Scams

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Blog Scam

Blog Scam

My friends, hope you all are doing well and really believe that you’ll learn blog scams only in theory!

Blog marketing is something that has really peaked an interest in the online world. Many people across the interent are blogging, and have blogs. A blog is also known as a web log. But you will hear the term blog more often than the term web log. It basically is just an online journal that you can use and publish for the world to read. Whether you choose to write about personal things, or business. Maybe you want to use it to promote products or services. The way you use your blog is totally up to you. However, you should be aware of the scams that are out there, and what to avoid while you are trying to market your blog.

Blog marketing or really any kind of marketing has scams. Just like everything else you are going to come around. There is always someone that is wanting to scam someone else and take money from the ones that do not know better. So what can you do to protect yourself? The best way to protect yourself from blog marketing scams is to become familiar with them, and know what they are. While this can also be hard to do because the scams change as much as you change your clothes, just stay on top of them, and know what to be looking out for.
Many times when a blog marketing scam surfaces, you will find that someone is going to write about it. They are going to try and warn others before they can fall into it. So, just make sure that you read and know what you are getting into. Do your research when you are marketing your blog. Ask others if they have heard about something that you are interested in doing. Chances are, if you are wanting to pay for some marketing of your blog, that you will find someone else that has used every company out there. Get feedback from your fellow marketers for the best results. Ask them if they have recommendations, or know of places that are legitimate.

If you have been scammed, chances are there is not much that you can do other than get the word out about it. However, just remember, if you have paid someone through something like paypal that protects you, then you have a time limit to get your money back and freeze the scammers account. But, that does not always work. Most of the time the scammers are all ready aware of things like that, and they work fast to move to not be caught. If that is the case, you really can not do much else about it other than alert the proper authorities and count your losses.

While there are many that will scam you with blog marketing, there are also many that will not. There are just so many legitimate resources that you are going to find that you can use and trust. The best thing to do if you are new to the blog marketing world is to ask around and find out who is the best for the marketing that you are trying to do. Doing so will often keep you from falling into a scam, and throwing your hard earned money away.

Unfortunately, you are going to come across those that have no regrets what so ever about scamming others. The only thing that you can do is your research at times to make sure that you are using a service or person that you can trust. Ask for references, and make sure that you will be getting the best that you can afford. You will not regret it in the long run, and it will pay off to check someone or a service out before you go and invest your hard earned cash. Actually contact the services or person’s references to make sure that they are who they say, and that they can deliver what it is that you are looking for. It only takes time.

Blog Marketing Tips 2009: Blog Scams
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Written by: Paul Shuteyev

I am an internet-marketing specialist.


Responses (16) on "Blog Marketing Tips 2009: Blog Scams"

  1. John Patitucci

    The most annoying thing is when someone’s posting links with scam product to your blog. You got no responsibility on that, but you feel guilty when someone is scammed on your blog… even if it weren’t you who did this. You know what i mean?

  2. I got jigsaw for you!

    How can you explain this –

    No one wants to be scammed! However, sometimes we do our best to help scammers… we believe in all they say, promise. Not because we’re stupid arseholes, but because we want to believe, and we want to dream for a lil’ bit, to dream for 3-5 days while waiting for our package to come… but it never comes, cause we were scammed. On the other hand, we were presented a dream :)

  3. this good

  4. Yes John,

    I know what you mean, all that links and comments full of Viagra- and Michael Jackson- (RIP) keywords… I don’t understand such persons :(

  5. What a beautiful comment Jigsaw,

    You are completely right, i know this feeling when you are waiting for something important. You touched my soul, bro :)

  6. NIce article. Really nice! But i think that you could give some more info on a couple of points.

  7. plerchiciourl

    NIce piece of info. Really great!

  8. I cannot believe this is true!

  9. I read a few topics. I respect your work and added blog to favorites.

  10. It’s good to talk about scams, ’cause we’re all afraid of them. thanks for the article.

  11. nice! you got me too!

  12. Amazing article, lots of interesting things to digest. Very informative.

  13. Really Good Work
    You’re Helping People A lot

  14. Great article. Will definitely apply it to my blog.